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# Solving Equations

Term | Definition |
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Coefficient | The number found in front of the variable. |

Distributive Property | The property that states if you multiply a sum by a number, you will get the same result if you multiply each addend by that number and then add the products. |

Equation | A mathematical sentence that shows that two expressions are equivalent. |

Equivalent Expression | Expressions that have the same value . |

Evaluate | To find the value of a numerical or algebraic expression. |

Expression | A mathematical phrase that contains operations, numbers, and/or variables. |

Infinitely Many Solutions | All real numbers will make this equation true, sometimes referred to as “identity”. |

Inverse Operations | An operation that “undoes” another. For example, addition and subtraction are inverse operations as are multiplication and division. |

Like Terms | Terms whose variables (and their exponents such as the 2 in x2) are the same. |

No Solution | There is not a real number that will make the equation true. |

Solution | The values that satisfy the equation or make it true. |

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